YOUARENOWHERE
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YOUARENOWHERE NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(38 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Ambitious, Clever

About the Show

Obie award-winning creator and performer Andrew Schneider’s one-man show experiments with the virtues of sensory overload.

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Member Reviews (38)

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Absorbing, Clever, Original, Intense, Quirky

See it if you want an experience that stretches your thoughts and senses. Takes advantage of the marvelous advanced tech of the 3 Legged Dog Theater.

Don't see it if you startle easily, need to stay calm for health reasons or expect a plot.

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Absorbing, Amazing, Original, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you love creativity, innovation, and pushing the boundaries of theatre. you want to see a play you will still think about months later

Don't see it if you have bad taste or you are uncomfortable with loud noise and vibrations

Critic Reviews (19)

Time Out New York
March 21st, 2016

"Visually gorgeous prediction of what will happen when the machines take over, Andrew Schneider's stunning 'Youarenowhere' is a tour de force—both of acting and design...Connoisseurs of process-oriented, short-form programming may have seen this work in snippets, but this is your first chance in a very long time to see a completed Schneider. Getting to see what his wicked, febrile mind has been up to is thrilling and happens but once a half-decade. It's like Brigadoon, people. Don't miss it."
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Lighting & Sound America
March 24th, 2016

"I can't tell you what happens except to say that it is enormous, one of the biggest coups de théâtre I've seen in years, and it radically reorients one's perspective on everything that has come before. Beyond that, all I can tell you is that 'YOUARENOWHERE' is baffling, but not boring; that Andrew Schneider is a fearless and technically gifted performer; that the technical/design aspects of the production are executed with a rare precision; and the entire experience is not easily forgotten."
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Theatre is Easy
March 24th, 2016

"'YOUARENOWHERE' is artistically complicated and aesthetically striking...Technological cleverness aside, 'YOUARENOWHERE' contains moments of astounding and confusing beauty that come from the pace, timing, physicality, expression, and the presence of Schneider as well as other performers...It's an achievement that Schneider and his creative team are able to invent 'YOUARENOWHERE' not only as a theatre piece but as a place, a space, and an experience that is uncanny."
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Theater Pizzazz
March 31st, 2016

"Using on-stage cues and technological manipulation unparalleled in American theater, the experimental performance piece 'YOUARENOWHERE' is back. This time with infinite more megawatts that take the already transcendent show to an-out-of-this-galaxy level. Unlike, the constant whispers of computer fans or lights, the show is anything but static...Schneider’s matter-of-fact style and absolutely sharpened physical poise guides us."
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Stage Buddy
March 28th, 2016

"'YOUARENOWHERE' is reminiscent of the best of David Lynch….Impressions on the selectivity of love and the taking for granted of our perceptions on alternate and interior worlds manage to achieve mathematical and philosophical coherency as well as a sense of humor. Besides the sonic and visual accomplishments, Schneider's physical theater precision is mesmerizing. At the show's crescendo, he achieves a tour de force that is best experienced with no prior knowledge of it."
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New York Theater
April 2nd, 2016

"What Andrew Schneider achieves on stage leaves theatergoers as astonished as 19th century audiences must have felt watching Lumière’s 'Arrival of the Train'...The perception-altering surprise is so satisfying, I wouldn’t want to do anything to ruin it...Some theatergoers might not get past the show’s bells and whistles to grasp the meaning behind any of Schneider’s words, and that’s okay...His technical know-how is on full display in 'YOUARENOWHERE', with intentional sensory overload."
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The Huffington Post
March 24th, 2016

"Since Schneider remains at a high compulsive level throughout the 60-minute-plus piece, what he’s actually intending to get across may be less important to him than the agitated state into which his message has plunged him...But if his observations are deliberately blurred, then it becomes incumbent on him to command consistent attention no matter where his digressions take him. Sorry to say, he runs out of steam a little too often...Let's just say, 'YOUARENOWHERE' is relatively engaging."
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Theater In The Now
March 21st, 2016

"'YOUARENOWHERE' is a sensory overload that not only works, it is emotionally cumbersome...'YOUARENOWHERE' is not only magical, it's mystifying. To discuss what happens in Schneider's piece would be a complete disservice to any future audience. It would do nothing but spoil your experience. But what can be analyzed is Schneider's ability to craft something provocative...'YOUARENOWHERE' defies the impossible. This is not a show for the faint of heart."
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Village Voice
March 23rd, 2016

"Schneider makes revelatory theater from a surprising combination of physics lessons, trippy sound and light effects—and, eventually, a meditation on love...Toying with our senses this theatrically would be exciting enough. But Schneider finds a route to our emotions too. Through some impressive stage magic, the piece morphs into a searching meditation on our craving, amid the randomness, to share a moment in space with someone else. This month, head to 3LD and share one with Schneider."
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As Her World Turns
April 12th, 2016

"Schneider wonders about our brushes with death—what if at each near miss our present reality spun off into another reality? And what if there were endless versions of ourselves floating around in parallel universes? And then he displays this idea in a wholly original way that completely blows my mind. I can’t spoil it for you here, but MAN, this is the most unique thing I’ve seen in the theater."
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W
March 26th, 2016

"Andrew Schneider’s breathtaking play delivers the same kind of hazy, disjointed, surrealistic experience that the best dreams provide...The play feels like it is part commentary on the plugged-in world we now inhabit and part performance art, with the intensity of a confessional and more than a touch of humor...The whole show is like that, really—odd and fascinating and funny. It’s an experience that both challenges and charms. And invites you to visit again."
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Off Off Online
March 21st, 2016

"The sound, lighting and tech design of 'Youarenowhere' formally performs the ever-present tension between (and fusion of) technology and humanity...The only missing piece is its reluctance to verbally process the very difficult and very daunting possibility that we are becoming machines and that machines are becoming us...In provoking both awe and intense existential questioning, 'Youarenowhere' (somehow) simultaneously satisfies one’s inner child and cynic. It should not be missed."
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New York Theatre Review
March 21st, 2016

"Everything is dialed up in Andrew Schneider's brilliant piece 'YOUARENOWHERE,' everything from sound, lights and performance burst forth at increasing levels of intensity...'YOUARENOWHERE' is a dazzling trip through time, physics and life...I feel like I could watch 'YOUARENOWHERE' multiple times and find something new in it with each viewing, but one thing will be constant: the joy of watching something utterly original from an artist at the top of his game."
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Hot Pepper Theater
March 21st, 2016

"'YOUARENOWHERE' is a very experimental piece about a guy who starts giving a physics lecture and it's very manic and weird errors start happening. I think I learned more about special relativity than I ever did in high school. It includes some fun jumpscare situations. It's a technical marvel. It changes the theatrical landscape of what it is that we can do—regardless of what he's talking about, the tech alone, watching him use this tech alone is like, 'Oh!'"
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The New York Times
January 14th, 2015
For a previous production

"Performances that rely this heavily on technology can often feel dead inside. This is not a show like that. Instead it continually finds new ways to challenge and engage its viewers, to surprise and mystify us...This is a show about presence, about immediacy, about the hitches and hiccups of life in the phenomenal universe. With his tech and his tricks and his intensified monologues, Mr. Schneider explores the continuities and differences in the world each of us perceives."
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M
January 14th, 2015
For a previous production

"I wanted to curl up in a ball and refuse to leave the theater until it was performed again. And that was well before the show bent everything I thought I knew out of shape. It's rare for me to be so easily won over so soon in a show but I fell hard for this one. Basically I want to tell you to go see this show without knowing anything about it. Read nothing. Just go. Talk to me after."
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S
October 16th, 2015
For a previous production

A wondrous and disorienting sci-fi, it hitches high-tech gadgetry to the bodily arts in a way that stays true to both the intellectual fascinations of scientific theory, and the immediacy and physical presence of theatre...You don't want to know more. Just that you should go and be enchanted–and perhaps a touch unnerved–by one of the most imaginative engagements between science and experimental theatre you're likely to see."
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F
January 20th, 2015
For a previous production

"'YOUARENOWHERE' is a performance I’ll be thinking about for a very long time. It broke every cynical bone in my body and replaced them with optimism, really more of a burning desire to hunt, for the next great performance that will expand my view of what is possible in the theater and in life...'YOUARENOWHERE' is one of the most amazing pieces of theater I’ve seen in a very long time. Words strain to capture my reaction to and emotional fallout from this piece."
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Time Out Melbourne
October 15th, 2015
For a previous production

"The theatrical tricks are dazzling, but never extraneous or self-satisfied. For a show that is technically fiendish, it never feels hesitant or inorganic...It’s as exploratory as a Mars probe and equally as impressive in scope and ambition. It moves deeply into the realm of the self and by doing so, seems to move ever outward. Regular theatregoers will drop their jaws at this show, and newcomers may just discover new ways to contemplate the self."
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